David Brown, Legal Director

David Brown

David Brown (he / him / his) is a long-time civil rights attorney who brings a lifetime of dedication to justice and equity, and over a decade's worth of litigation experience, to TLDEF's legal work. He has led teams challenging state and federal restrictions on abortion and contraceptive access in state and federal courts throughout the nation, including the United States Supreme Court; represented transgender and non-binary clients in groundbreaking civil rights litigation; and participated in numerous asylum cases. 

Most recently, he was a co-founder of the Lawyering Project, an organization dedicated to advancing reproductive healthcare access through an intersectional approach to challenging state-imposed restrictions on abortion and other care. He has also served as an attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights and practiced with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Before becoming a lawyer, he was an LGBTQ activist and human rights grant maker in Central American and Mexico. David graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and Pomona College.

Contact David at dbrown@transgenderlegal.org

Updated on Jun 4, 2020